Who We Are
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is a dedicated youth facility that is open daily, managed by professional staff, and made available and affordable to all youth. We serve more than 1,600 children (grades K-12), offering programs and services to promote and enhance their development. We inspire confidence, a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence in this POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS.
The Mission of Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is to enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We strive to empower our youth and provide a safe and supportive environment with caring adult professionals and volunteers. We endeavor to achieve our mission by offering facilities, programs, and support systems that assist young people in their academic, social, athletic and cultural pursuits. Our formula for impact focuses on children’s academic success, good character, citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford’s focus is to offer programming in the core areas of Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation. We have many committed partners who support the program offerings that are made available to our members.
BGCS is located in census tract 214 on Stamford’s West side, where over 70% of the community is categorized as low income. With over 45% of our youth coming from single parent households, many of these young people have no adult supervision at home and spend each day at the Club until parents return from work.
42% of our youth are African American, 50% Hispanic, 4% Caucasian, 2% multi-racial and 2% from other races.
Approximately 58% of the members are male and 42% are female.